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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 3, 2009 8:59am
Forum: feature_films Subject: PD?

Journey to the Center of Time
Fantastic Argoman
Simon, King of the Witches
Werewolves on Wheels
Creature
Flight to Mars
Gog
Mission: Stardust
The Double Garden AKA Revenge of Doctor X
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster


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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Sep 5, 2009 2:14am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

One is PD:
The Double Garden AKA Revenge of Doctor X (American film made in Japan but first published in USA. Published without a notice and with another movie's credits. Never registered for copyright.)

The rest are copyright:
Journey to the Center of Time (Notice, Registration and Renewal by Republic Entertainment RE0000714920)*
Fantastic Argoman (GATT/URAA notice filed V8004P136 1997)
Simon, King of the Witches (Reg'd PA0000325170)
Werewolves on Wheels (Reg'd PA0000310929 1986)
Creature (contains notice Screenplay reg'd TXu000213509 1984)
Flight to Mars (Renewed RE0000037841 [NTA] and RE0000026731 [WW3rd])
Gog (Renewed RE0000087096)
Mission: Stardust (GATT/URAA Restoration)
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Renewed RE0000379489)

*I have no idea why this one is on so many PD labels. Has a clear notice and was reg'd and renewed with the USCO. I thought it might be part of a cheap copyright catalogue but the I saw Republic on the renewal. I can only think that this might have been one of the AAP films that were licensed to budget VHS labels in the 80s and have been mistaken for PD ever since (like "Day of the Triffids" and "Gods Little Acre")

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 5, 2009 6:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Thanks, Video-Cellar.

I hates me somes GATTsesses, gollum, gollum.

Hmmm...so only the screenplay of "Creature" is copyrighted? Does that mean if I re-edit & re-dub, I can use all those pretty pictures?

Oh, yeah. Made after '78.

Excuse me, I have to go urinate on Sonny Bono's grave.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 5, 2009 5:15pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Cool! "Double Garden" is pd! Looking forward to seeing your copy.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 5, 2009 6:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Any idea what's up with the Archive? Seen a lot of posts where folks have tried to upload & failed. Whenever they starts putting new stuff on, I'll try to upload it. I'm kind of a computard, so it may take a few tries (and an extra dose of blood-pressure medicine) before I get it right!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Sep 5, 2009 6:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Don't know whats up with the archive. I've got a movie I have been working on for a couple of months. Rare Australian silent movie, remastered, corrected projection speed and revamped score. Have tried about 5 times to upload it by FTP. Gets near the end, loses the connection and when I reconnect their no file in the folder. No idea whats happening. Could be a problem be a problem with the change-over to the new servers.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 5, 2009 10:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Do you think that's why nothing has been moved in the last couple of weeks? Working on new servers? Come to think of it, what's a server?

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 5, 2009 7:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Thanks again. When I see new stuff, I'll upload.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Sep 2, 2009 11:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Checking the inventory of these distributors of p.d. films:
Filmchest
Buyout
Desert_Island
Festival

yields:

CREATURE (Desert_Island)
DOUBLE GARDEN [REVENGE OF DOCTOR X] (Desert_Island, Filmchest)
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF TIME (Desert_Island)

However, this doesn't prove anything. It may be best to wait for Video-Cellar's opinion.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 3, 2009 1:29am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

For what it's worth, it's spelled "Caltiki".

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 3, 2009 9:03am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

So guyzilla is a nitpicking smartass?
I am in the right place! I'll fit right in!
Thanks for the correction. It was a last-minute addition and it was 1 AM.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 3, 2009 11:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Wasn't meaning to give you a bad time. Spelling is important when looking this stuff up. BTW, "Caltiki" is copyright and so is "Simon, King Of The Witches". I was going to put them up myself a month ago. At least we have the same taste in flicks, good taste.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 3, 2009 12:13pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Journey to the Center of Time
Werewolves on Wheels
Flight to Mars
Gog
These are definitely copyright, according to USCO. As far as the rest, can't tell. USCO doesn't give info for everything, but the six titles I looked up are definite. I'd wait to find out more on the rest of them.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 3, 2009 1:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Was just ribbing ya,dude. Nitpicking is the name of the game, and your posts are always informative and well written...if disappointing, in this case.
BTW, just 'cuz it's copyright don't mean it's not an orphan. Won't put "Journey to the Center of Time" up, but I don't think there's any person or corporate entity left that would complain if I did. And nobody seems to know WHAT company put "Double Garden" out, or if "Double Garden" was actually the original name of the film!
Still, better safe than sued.

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Poster: cosmicolada Date: Sep 3, 2009 5:02pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

As far as I know, Journey to the Center of time is PD, but wait for Video-Cellar for definitive word. It is or has been available on some PD DVDs, in dollar stores, and on a few budget collections of PD films. I have seen it on DVD from Brentwood, for one.

And Revenge of Dr. X (Double Garden) is available on at least one PD collection from Mill Creek.

Thank God for companies like Mill Creek Entertainment, Alpha Video, St. Clair Vision, and all the other great PD DVD labels. I buy their releases often just to support them and to help keep them in business! Most of my collection came from them, and most of my favorite movies and TV shows have been released by them!



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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 3, 2009 5:48pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Here comes more nit picking. "Journey" had definite copyright info on USCO, "Argoman" didn't have any but it might have that GATT thing going on. USCO ain't perfect and you can't find info about ALL movies (which I think is a crock) but if you go there and info comes up on a flick, your smart move would be to skip that one. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that at least "Double Garden" is PD because I've never even heard of that one, which is enough to make me want it. I thought I knew all the titles but that's a new one for me. But then there's one or two more titles on Skybandit's list that are still up in the air so let's see if Video Cellar shoots 'em down.

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Poster: cosmicolada Date: Sep 3, 2009 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Better safe than sorry. You can always pick these up on bargain DVDs if nothing else. They're cheap as heck if you look around Amazon.com and their Marketplace sellers. The shelf next to my computer desk is lined up with a dozen of those great Mill Creek 50-Movie Pack boxes...tons of cheap b-movie fun at my fingertips.

Double Garden is aka Revenge of Dr. X, stars James Craig, and is about as bad as a film can get. Sick fun. It's available on the Mill Creek 50 Movie Pack box set called CHILLING CLASSICS.



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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 3, 2009 6:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

I'd get some of those except they mostly have stuff that I already have anyway. Like I said, keeping my fingers crossed for "Double Garden". Also, if he does get to upload anything, I hope he posts a "please move" request with links so we can find the stuff easily. IA hasn't moved anything in over two weeks. I think everybody there is taking a hiatus.

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Poster: cosmicolada Date: Sep 3, 2009 6:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Definitely it's nice to be able to download and burn your own home-made discs from the Archive. Heck, I've given copies of b-movies to friends (cheaper than buying multiple copies) and amazingly, they are still friends! :)

Okay, we're off on a tangent again. I'm done.



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Poster: Mister Television Date: Sep 4, 2009 6:41am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

If you're really itchin' to see "Revenge Of Dr. X"...it's up on Google Video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5074520914321662305&;q=the+revenge+of+doctor+x#

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 4, 2009 9:29pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Thanks for the link, dude. Maybe if it turns out to be ok, Skybandit could post a bigger file than what they got. If not, I'll take what I can get.

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Poster: skybandit Date: Sep 5, 2009 1:40am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Actually, what's on Google is a link to Public Domain Movie Torrents, a great place for free PD flicks. Not of the highest quality, I'm afraid.
Since "The Revenge of Doctor X" has another movie's credits, I've been playing with my NERO to put the right ones back in it. Watch for "Body of the Prey," it's original title, whenever I get it processed.

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Sep 8, 2009 4:55pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD?

Here's the direct link to PublicDomainTorrents.com for "Double Garden," or "The Revenge of Dr. X," or whatever the hell its real title is.

http://www.publicdomaintorrents.com/nshowmovie.html?movieid=811

Some insight from a PDT reviewer:

"Yes, for all Ed Wood fans, this was written by the anti-master himself. The last of his screenplays to get produced that wasn't a porn movie. The movie was filmed in Japan (I don't know, looks more like the Philippines to me) in 1970, maybe 1969. Ed's original title was "The Venus Flytrap." This got mutated into "The Devil's Garden," which became (probably through a faulty translation) "The Double Garden," which makes no sense. The "Revenge of Dr. X" title comes from a silly VHS release where the bootlegger slapped on a bogus title. He also added bogus credits which have nothing to do with the movie (and actually are the credits for "Mad Doctor of Blood Island," a film that has nothing at all to do with this one.)"

[Back to me:]Granted, PDT's quality isn't always the best, but we can say that about many offerings on IA, as well.

I downloaded, converted and burned that version, and it looks OK on my TV. Fer cryin' out loud, the movie is hilarious crap, and it's free.